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Since: 30.1.02
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#1 Posted on
When I finish reading a thread I click on the forum name to exit the thread, but the board isn't unmarking the thread. Am I not exiting the thread properly? Or is this a "Microsoft Feature"? (also known as a bug.)

Thread. (I just had to say it once more....)



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#2 Posted on
You have to click on "Mark Forum Read" to unmark them as new.

If you ARE doing that and it's not working, make sure you're logged in...then try an alt-reload. (or ctrl-reload, or whatever you folks call it)



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Since: 3.1.02
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#3 Posted on
    Originally posted by CRZ
    You have to click on "Mark Forum Read" to unmark them as new.

    If you ARE doing that and it's not working, make sure you're logged in...then try an alt-reload. (or ctrl-reload, or whatever you folks call it)



What I think he is asking and what I am asking is there any way to mark a single thread read not the whole forum?

(edited by calvinh0560 on 16.4.02 1011)
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#4 Posted on

    Originally posted by calvinh0560
      Originally posted by CRZ
      You have to click on "Mark Forum Read" to unmark them as new.

      If you ARE doing that and it's not working, make sure you're logged in...then try an alt-reload. (or ctrl-reload, or whatever you folks call it)



    What I think he is asking and what I am asking is there any way to mark a single thread read not the whole forum?

    (edited by calvinh0560 on 16.4.02 1011)

Sorry, not at this time.



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Since: 30.1.02
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#5 Posted on
I don't mind. I just thought I was doing something incorrectly. Thanks for putting my mind at rest. (both cells.)



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Since: 1.3.02
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#6 Posted on
It would be nice to implement a timestamp marking read all the threads up to the one you are currently viewing but leaving the newer/updated threads unmarked. That helps at least for the folks who only have like a minute or two to view stuff.



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Since: 9.12.01
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That's a really good idea. We could put that on every thread too instead of just the newest thread in the category...

I think there might be an issue though if we don't pass the value to the variable at the time the thread is loaded rather than when you press the button because somoene could put a new post in a thread while you are reading it.

I'm working on something else right now, but I will see if I can make that work tomorrow night (CRZ can probably do it tonight - he did the initial work on putting the mark thread read in the post)



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Well, I've already thought long and hard about why this WOULDN'T work, but I'm ready to be persuaded otherwise. Time to huddle up on AIM again...



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Since: 9.12.01
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#9 Posted on
Yeah, I was wrong.

Feel free to explain why



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Since: 23.1.02
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#10 Posted on
Not to change the topic or anything, but I have a question for you Zims (ignore if you answered it to my posts in TEST) but when I edit my posts, all the {br} returns get deleted from my sig line.... why is this and how can I fix it?

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Since: 1.3.02
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#11 Posted on
I guess the difficulty comes in determining the timestamp itself.
Example:
Posts 1-10 happened at time A.
I read the thread at time B.
Someone posts #11 at time C.
I mark forum reador mark to here at time D.

Which time gets saved?

In the "Mark to here", I would save time A.
In the "Mark forum read", I would save time B.

Well, whatever you decide to do, I'm sure it's appreciated.

EDIT:
Oops I forgot that saving time A would affect all those future posts in the newer threads. Nevermind!


(edited by zoggy1 on 17.4.02 1728)
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Since: 9.12.01
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#12 Posted on
Yeah its a problem that isn't easy to fix.

If one post has Sat - Sun - mon - tues
and the next has mon-tues-wed- thurs

and you mark it read at the tues. post in thread 1 then you lose the mon post in thread 2...



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#13 Posted on

    Originally posted by zoggy1
    Oops I forgot that saving time A would affect all those future posts in the newer threads.
Bingo. That's the problem.

Taking Aaron's example to an extreme:

Let's say it's Monday and you took the weekend off (which everyone should do, ha ha) and you get into "Site Bashing" - there's two threads:

The top thread has ten new articles dated Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday and Monday.

The bottom thread has *one* new article, dated Sunday.

Let's say you read that bottom thread and decide you'll hit the other thread later, so you reset the Read time - it would be set to Sunday 'cause that's the timestamp on that last new article.

Oops! NOW when you get around to hitting that top thread, you only see ONE new message instead of ten....and you end up missing 90% of the discussion.

We've been trying to figure out how Delphi does it without some kind of insane database - and we've come to the conclusion that they probably keep some kind of insane database. ;-)

In the end, the best solution for now is to log in frequently, try very hard to avoid making pointless additions to threads, and find your own way to determine what you can read and what you can mark off without bothering to read.



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Since: 9.12.01
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#14 Posted on
Me, I just skip all posts that have pictures in the signature.

It seems to work pretty well



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I resent that remark. I *really* do.



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